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“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

“Erratics” art exhibit explores deconstructed boundaries

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

September 12, 2018

Katie St. Clair's exhibition, "Erratics: Neither Here nor There," is currently on display in the SOTA's Main Gallery.

SOTA theatre fest seeks brand new plays. Could yours win?

SOTA theatre fest seeks brand new plays. Could yours win?

Maria Dossett, Arts & Life Editor

August 30, 2018

NKU’s School of the Arts seeks submissions for its 19th Biennial Year End Series Festival of New Plays, the Y.E.S. Festival.

WATCH: Loch Norse Open Mic Night

WATCH: Loch Norse Open Mic Night

April 23, 2018

NKU students and faculty alike, gathered at the Highlander Event Center on Friday April 20th for an open mic night held by NKU’s Loch Norse Magazine. Participants were able to enjoy listening to the literary works of others, as well as share some of their own creative works.

From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

From portraits of hot dogs to retro typefaces, SOTA student exhibition melds mediums

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

March 22, 2018

Spanning two gallery spaces and a wide range of mediums from photography to font-making, SOTA’s annual juried student exhibition—running from March 16-31, features the best of what NKU’s fine arts program has to offer, as determined by juror Sylvia Rombis, president of Cincinnati’s Malton Art Ga...

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

PREVIEW: Spring theatre lineup blends social commentary with classics

Jude Noel and Josh Kelly

January 30, 2018

Whisking its audiences from New York City in the heart of the AIDS epidemic to the deck of a sailing ship and, eventually, to the tumultuous personal lives of a cast and crew putting on a Shakespeare production in the late ‘40s, SOTA’s lineup of spring shows promises a diverse range of settings, th...

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Ceramics professor’s ‘Serenity’ a meditative ocean

Jude Noel, Arts & Life Editor

January 22, 2018

Ripples of blue clay form an aqueous mane around the slight form of a face, pushing through the surface of the watery spiral. Raindrops shaped like ghostly humans fall headfirst into a floating sea of clear plastic. With the help of a lighting fixture, a tiny mountain casts the shadow of a body stre...

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

FE18 showcases SOTA faculty’s versatility

McKenzie Eskridge, Reporter

January 15, 2018

“Surrender” depicts a woman on an old-style bike in a field blocked off by construction cones. The woman longs to ride into the landscape, but the white flag waving on the back of the bike signals that she will cede to the artificial barriers. While the general theme centers on forbidden access, the inspira...

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Student’s witchy art finds online niche

Mackenzie Manley, Editor-in-Chief

November 16, 2017

Graphic design student Marisa Kyle tilts her head to the side before dipping a brush into watercolor paint, dabbing an already-sketched profile of her friend. Yellow strokes become an autumnal sweater. Her brush moves from the page to the palette again, where she hovers over a russet brown that eventuall...

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Pixar designer breathes life into “Coco” in Digitorium

Sam Rosenstiel, Copy Editor

November 8, 2017

Christian Hoffman, character supervisor at Pixar, shared film clips and concept art for the studio’s latest animated feature “Coco” in the Digitorium on Tuesday.

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Ana England’s ‘Kinship’ sculpts curiosity from ceramics

Madeline Hearn, Contributor

September 30, 2017

Ana England, a former NKU professor and acclaimed ceramics artist, is the subject of a solo exhibition at the Cincinnati Art Museum featuring pieces that span across 20 years. Primarily large, ceramic-based sculptures, her body of work melds elements of metal and wood together, scattering them throughout...

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

GALLERY: NKU Music Prep fuses community, education and musical experience

Cole Grecco, Arts & Life Editor

June 18, 2017

Children line the stage of Greaves Hall. Their arms are raised and faces taut in concentration. One steps forward and sings before the rest lend their voices, joined by a slick piano.  Earlier in the day, young string players poured over their violins, cellos, violas and more; their hands in harmony a...

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Professor brings bright future to the arts

Sarah Clark, Reporter

April 11, 2016

A School of the Arts professor won an award that will help bridge his passions of teaching and traveling.  Professor Daryl Harris recently accepted a grant to develop international relations and became a Fulbright scholar.Ken Jones, director of the School of the Arts, said no one is more deserving o...

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